Liguria, facing the Tyrrhenian Sea, forms an imposing arc, with the Gulf of Genoa in its center.
It is a mountainous and hilly region where landscapes of great beauty can be admired.
The region is divided in two sections: the Riviera di Ponente (to the west), from Ventimiglia to Genoa, and the Riviera di Levante (to the east), from Genoa to La Spezia.
The terminal strip of the Riviera di Levante is known as “Le Cinque Terre” (the Five Lands) and still today represents a beautiful example of intact landscape.
The regional capital is Genoa. Other important cities are: Imperia, Savona and La Spezia.
The inland, with Dolceacqua, Balardo, Portofino, one of the most fascinating resorts in Liguria, San Fruttuoso, Punta Chiappa, the Natural Park of Capo Noli and “Le Cinque Terre” (the Five Lands).
Generally mild climate, particularly along the coast with fresh summers and mild winters.
In the inner areas summers can be hot and winters very cold with some snow.
In summer the coast is really pretty.